Journeyman Stud stallions Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat wrapped up 2012 ranked first and second, respectively, on Florida's First Crop Sire list. Circular Quay's runners racked up $481,234 in earnings, while Cowtown Cat's juveniles netted $363,594.
Cowtown Cat, however, was Florida's most prolific sire of 2-year-old winners, with 14, while Circular Quay was second on the list with an even 10 juvenile maiden-breakers.
Circular Quay's leading money-earner was the filly Verso a Verso, who proved best in the $300,000 Florida Stallion My Dear Girl S. in October, then came back the next month with a strong second in the $100,000 John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf S., both at Calder.
Cowtown Cat's lengthy list of winners showed their versatility by graduating at 10 different tracks, including One Firm Cat, a Santa Anita Park maiden special weight winner who went on to finish second in the $107,995 Barretts Juvenile S.
Both Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat will stand the 2013 season at Journeyman for $4,000 LFS&N.
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